My daughter died and so many people talk about her becoming an angel in heaven. Can you help me? Will my daughter become an angel in heaven?

I am often asked this question, especially about children. The answer is no. Death is a relocation of the same person from one place to another. The place changes but the person remains the same. The same person who becomes absent from his or her body becomes present with the Lord (2 Corinthians 5:8). Angels are beings with their own histories and memories, with distinct identities, reflected in the fact that they have personal names such as Michael and Gabriel. Under God’s direction, they serve us on earth (Hebrews 1:14). In heaven, human beings will govern angels (1 Corinthians 6:2-3). We won’t be angels in heaven but we’ll be with angels. If you would like to read more about heaven, I would recommend the book, “Heaven” by Randy Alcorn

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